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Sep 20, 2010 10:30pm PDT
>> the san francisco arts commission's public arts program made a big splash in the civic center with the world premiere of three heads, six arms. the artist came from shanghai to help us celebrate the unavailing. we had a chance to speak with him about his work. >> the san francisco arts commission is pleased to be celebrating their relationship between san high and san francisco. the shanghai and san francisco. this is a 30 relationship that stretches back to win dianne feinstein was the mayor of san francisco. we premiered a new work of art here in san francisco called the three heads, six arms. welcome to san francisco. thank you for bringing your extraordinary sculpture. can you tell me about what inspired you to create this sculpture? >> this started with some trips that i took years ago. i went to to bed and i saw a lot of statues and i started to really feel the spiritual life of people in tibet. it really inspires me and i went back to shanghai and i started the creation of this. >> we see that one of the heads of the bullet it is your face. can you talk about the signif
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Sep 20, 2010 7:30pm PDT
for the great efforts to promote the chinese culture, and thanks to the san francisco arts commission for providing us with this opportunity to enjoy this buhl art work and to celebrate the sister city relationship between shanghai and san francisco. san francisco is well-known for it's cultural diversity, and it has always a long-standing and profound friendship with the chinese people. the former mayor, diane feinstein proclaimed the inception of the sister-city relationship between the two cities. and thanks to the concerted efforts after these 30 years. this relationship has achieved remarkable and substantial rulls. there have been 225 projects of cooperation between the two cities. many chinese companies have found a home here. i think what is more significant is that this city is going to stage a san francisco place at the world expo in shanghai. that is an expression of profound friendship and strong special bonds between our two cities, and it will surely give new impetus to the friendship and cooperation between our two cities. this sculpture will stay here for a period of t
SFGTV2
Sep 1, 2010 3:00pm PDT
of the most important people in san francisco for this. wade is the mayor's point person on climate and environmental policy. wade, thank you for joining us. >> i'll be brief on behalf of mayor newsom i want to thank everyone for being here today. this is a seminal moment in our city and i want to thank the mta board. some members here today, commissioner bruce oka, commissioner knollen and others for prioritizing pedestrian safety. i think we're ready to take it to the next level in expanding and improving pedestrian environment in san francisco. as someone that walked to work down van ness most days i can attest to most recent improvements and on-going challenges where the need to have pedestrian countdown signals on high traffic intersections or issues of the quality of pavement in cross walks or clarity of the cross walks themselves so i'm excited to be here today and be part toichl improvements and then on behalf of mayor newsom and administration we're excited to support the m.t.a's work of this. i'll give you 30 seconds of context and why pedestrian matters to ten environmen
SFGTV
Sep 2, 2010 1:30pm PDT
with the lack of quality preschools in san francisco, open the school to provide a multi lingual, multicultural environment where people can freely develop their gifts and interests. 45 children from diverse cultural backgrounds attended the school and enjoy the program with an innovative mandarin immersion approach. by creating a loving environment, encouraging exploration, fostering curiosity, and fostering the language proficiency and cultural awareness, they are preparing students for success in the globalize world. please join me in thanking the school for providing the city of san francisco with nurturing the infinite capacity of young children. thank you all for coming today. >> thank you, supervisor. we have been in the area for a number of years. in the last three years, i cannot tell you how wonderful the community has been to us. from a pizza parlor owners, to the store that we go to for christmas tree decorations, to all of the neighborhoods. after three years, we have been a thriving community. i have passed along an overview of our school. some of us have graduated
SFGTV2
Sep 27, 2010 10:30pm PDT
that he made you an honoraria citizens of san francisco for the next 18 months. the public reaction has been very positive. what is your reaction of how people receive your sculpture? >> i think that san francisco has a long history. this gigantic sculpture is in front of the civic center. i know that that is not the kind of a go with whole environment. there is an exchange with the american culture and the asian culture which has created this very strong power. this power was created by east meets west may be is exactly what our mayor or the public wants. they will start to be curious and wonder how this is here and how we look at the asian culture. >> you have lived internationally, you have lived in cities like new york and beijing, now shanghai. you made a very conscious decision to lend this culture to san francisco as opposed to having it premier as an exhibition at another museum. >> i am very satisfied with the turnout and i lived in new york for 8 years and all of my children were born in new york. i already have the american spirit. i am proud to be here and i really appreciat
SFGTV2
Sep 20, 2010 3:30am PDT
there. we established a sister region between bangalore and the san francisco area. there was a delegation of leaders who went back there. obviously connected to china and asia. we felt like it needed to incorporate india. that brings us here, this 18th finding of a sister city that celebrates the contribution and connection between spain and the that it states, between the seven tesco bay area, and the region around barcelona. we of blessed to have a lot of similarities in terms of our respective cities. notably, commitment to economic empowerment, innovation, well- established and informed through biotech, life sciences, nano tech, green tech. of course, spain has made its own contributions to that effort. we are also looking to creating a framework behind digital media and digital parts. -- arts. we also hope to be celebrating the artistic contributions of 10 individuals and our city. that is what a sister city relationship is about. framing it in a formal manner, and a way that transcends what you see here, and provide an institutional framework that will allow
SFGTV2
Sep 25, 2010 4:00pm PDT
us on the third thursday. today, we have a special program about san francisco's neighborhoods geology. we have frank, the geotechnical engineer who will walk us through a lot of this. we also have an architect who knows a lot about the history of the city. he keeps his eyes open and has a lot of information to share. we also have the chief building inspector. we are going to go through this by having frank give us a brief overview of the geology of sentences go. then we're going to look at a series of slides around the city. and see how the geology of the city affects the environment. their special problems and issues that arise we will try to answer questions as we go, particularly related to how the environment release to the underlying geology of the city. those are questions that rarely get asked. this is a chance for you to join us and ask your questions as well. welcome, frank. i see that you brought a big aerial photograph with overly geology. >> it is a big google map with overly geology. the different colors depict the different formations or deposits beneath san fran
SFGTV2
Sep 13, 2010 10:30pm PDT
locations. they will be able to see works of that deal with new projects like the san francisco film museum which is a small organization that is starting. this is their first presentation to the public. >> this has introduced us to different organizations. they are building our portfolio. our project centers on a film that was found in 1906. shortly afterwards, the earthquake destroyed the majority of the market street area. that is what we want to focus on. this is dedicated to film and san francisco history. >> we are having a support network now, this enhances our mission and what we are trying to do it and it will protect us forward. >> i hope that we continue. there are storefronts all over the city. we have been approached by many of them. it is about getting the resources together. >> this calley is working with the san francisco arts commission and building a tool kit. >> this will be an open source body of information. people can download the different things that we had to do with the artists. negotiations with the property owners. there is also the artist selection. people can t
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 3:30pm PDT
amending the san francisco administrative code by amending section 21.40 to authorize the department of public health to contract for behavioral health services to children in foster care system under jurisdiction of the city and county of san francisco and located outside of san francisco, utilizing contracts -- contract language and form as mandated by the state of california under california welfare and institutions code under section 5777.7. supervisor chu: thank you very much. we have ann from the department of public health. >> thank you. the department is requesting that we use the state contract low of the city boilerplate, and this will put us in compliance with sb 785. this legislation, in regards to delivery of specialty mental health services for foster care children, and it mandates the use of standardized contracts statewide, so this would be for children that are placed out of county, and i have our director of children, youth, and families for the system of care for community behavioral health services. thank you. >> supervisors, this should give you an idea about the
SFGTV
Sep 24, 2010 11:00pm PDT
afternoon, commissioners. i have lived here in san francisco for a long time. i'm 81 years old. i came around 1965, and i live in the neighborhood near the hospital until they evicted me illegally, but i am still fighting for justice. everybody in my neighborhood knows. i would like you to know that i have followed the hospital history, and i think my feeling is that ever since this corporation took over the hospital, for me, it has been a disaster because they are only concerned with making a lot of money. in a town like san francisco, we have a lot of evictions, as you know, evictions for nothing. that is what makes it even harder and more painful to live in san francisco, so you are the people that really can do something for us by intervening, of doing something that these people become awfully rich, and you probably have been reading the paper. many of them are making $800,000 a year. i live with $400 a year, and you see me still functioning. why do people have to make so much money, and i have one of my friends that one time, he had an injury when a car hit him on the knee. it wa
SFGTV
Sep 9, 2010 2:30pm PDT
of san francisco and to look at the large developments proposed because so much was being proposed for change. san francisco stages completed its master plan. some came before the city planning commission and while back. that was after concerns about the development proposal. we would like to make this fit better into the san francisco neighborhood. this project overview, we have put these together with any significant proposal that we know of and we put them on the same table and we started to analyze different levels. hoswe know that something needso be done more comprehensively to make this work better in san francisco and to the regional corridor. the projected growth was 370% based on the analysis that we have with transportation authority. to make sure that we knew what was one on, we looked at five different levels. what if development in that part of town was proposed, what would happen to the corridor? the layered on top of that analysis will happen if those major projects that i outlined were added to the housing units and the commercial. we saw how much the transportatio
SFGTV
Sep 1, 2010 12:30pm PDT
member of the city and county of san francisco. the department of finance and administration is the second- largest division out of six at the port. it oversees the regular finance functions, which john and i cannot wait to pass back. tina olson left in november 2009, and in the interim nine months, we have a five-year financial forecasts, our first- ever two-year budget, our 10- year capital plan, etc., etc. thank you so much for coming back and joining us. elaine has worked for many different from a tiny city, including the san francisco airport finance division, the board of supervisors has a legislative and budget analyst, and most recently, she was the chief financial officer for the department of city planning, so we are extraordinarily lucky to have recruited her to the port, and i wish you a tremendous term, and there's plenty of work still to do, so i did not want to think we did adopt want you to think we did it all in your absence -- i did not want you to think we did it all in your absence. please welcome elaine. next, the project manager in the mayor's office was
SFGTV
Sep 9, 2010 3:30am PDT
partnerships, and the partnership that we have with the port of san francisco turned this space into an art space and has been spectacular. thank you, ford of san francisco. if you are representing the whole commission and some staff, though, ann if you want to say few words, that would be great. our boarding up is right here. >> thank you all for being here today. i would like to thank mike for wearing his seersucker suit so we were sure to get some sunshine today. i'm assuming there is a cause and effect there. it takes a village to accomplish something like this, just as with everything else in life. as mike said, this has the complete, wholehearted endorsement of the port commission, all of us, of our staff, our planning staff, even all the way across to our maintenance staff, led by tom carter. i just want to say in closing and thanking everyone, who says we do not have ships down at this waterfront? [laughter] thank you. [applause] >> i also want to thank the opportunity thank thebcdc who helped us -- bank -- thank bcdc, who helped us get a permit for this. i told people that the cost
SFGTV
Sep 29, 2010 1:30pm PDT
alioto- pier's idea to recognize the restaurants and the vitality that they contribute to san francisco. it is a symbol ordinance. dph is thrilled to participate. it is quite simple, the criteria that will be developed. we look forward to developing the application process. supervisor chu: thank you. just a question from me to dph. i appreciate the sentiments of restaurant appreciation month. it certainly adds a lot to the economy and many people from many places no of san francisco and they're wonderful restaurants. so i just wanted to ask how we are paying for this process. it is just one more thing on top of the work that you already do. help me understand how much work you anticipate running this award program, is it something where the benefits would outweigh the staff requirements to participate? >> i am not exactly sure what is in the ordinance, as far as support, but i do not think it will take a lot of time. essentially, we will probably just put something up that says, if you want to be nominated, fill out the application. then we would work with a committee to make a selectio
SFGTV2
Sep 12, 2010 4:00am PDT
residents in those areas with jobs that will enable them to stay in san francisco is critical to that. >> the important thing that i see here at caminos is it helps the low income community, it helps the women who wouldn't have this opportunity otherwise. >> the workers with more education in san francisco are more likely to be able to working that knowledge sector. where they are going to need that familiarity with the internet, they are going to find value with it and use it and be productive with it every day. and half of the city's population that's in the other boat is disconnected from all that potential prosperity. >> we really need to promote content and provide applications that are really relevant to people's lives here. so a lot of the inspiration, especially among the immigrant community, we see is communications with people from their home country but we as much want to use the internet as a tool for people to connect within the local san francisco community. >> i think it's our job as public educators to give them this access and give them this opportunity to see that th
SFGTV2
Sep 23, 2010 8:00pm PDT
to death. cable cars were invent in san francisco to solve the problem with it's unique, vertically challenged terrain. we are still using cars a century old >> the old cable car is the most unique thing, it's still going. it was a good design by then and is still now. if we don't do something now. it's going to be worse later. >> the cable cars are built the same as they were in the late 1800's. we use a modern machinery. we haven't changed a thing. it's just how we get there. >> it's a time consuming job. we go for the quality rather than the production. we take pride in our work and it shows in the end product. >> the california line is mostly locals. the commuters in the morning, i see a lot of the same people. we don't have as tourists. we are coming up to street to chinatown. since 1957, we are the only city in the world that runs cable cars. these cars right here are part of national parks system. in the early 1960's, they became the first roles monument. the way city spread changed with the invention of the cable car. >> people know in san francisco, first thing they think
SFGTV2
Sep 25, 2010 6:30pm PDT
entertainment in downtown san francisco. people pay local musicians to perform for lunchtime crowds. the goal is not just entertainth. people in plazas are trying to create neighborhoods. what began as a forum for performers who were paid by passing the hat has become a program that provides wide exposure and more than 500 paid gigs annually for local musicians. from july through september, people in plazas produces almost 300 free performances in the lunchtime hour. the mission of people in plazas generates social congregation. and by having these events, we encourage people to make these plazas everybody's neighborhood. >> recently, the san francisco arts commission was awarded a $ 250,000 grant for the national endowment for the arts. to establish an arts district in the central market corridor between fifth and 10th street. throughout the yearing the arts commission will partner with people in plazas to activate the sidewalks along this stretch with art installation, opening events, live music, and new arts and antique markets at u.n. plaza. >> this area has been sleighted for many years,
SFGTV2
Sep 17, 2010 6:30pm PDT
to "culture wire." today i'm at the presidio trust, a treasure within san francisco, because the presidio trust is really a national park in the center of an urban setting. it dates to the very founding of the city. national park. toting me today to talk about this amazing exhibition at presidio habitat is cheryl hanes. can you tell me a little bit about the idea of the presidio habitat? >> succinctly, i have been long involved in the presidio. i was here when it was still a military base in the 1980's. i remember driving down walmart to the golden gate bridge and seeing the military guard at the gate and being utterly fascinated. >> so presidio habitat is an exhibition where you have invited, how many artists to think about the habitat? >> we put together a list of possible participants, local, national, or international, of people who are concerned with environmental concerns, made some sort of contribution to the landscape and conversation we're having here. we said that broke -- proposal requests and we received 25 back. from that 25, we went through and chose tend to realize in the l
SFGTV2
Sep 4, 2010 8:00am PDT
there because we have people in different parts of san francisco renting space, and that is not a good thing for ratepayers ultimately. we are one of the leaders in green technology and water and energy conservation, and we should showcase that in our new building, and this building will give us a chance to do that. one of the proponents of this building since day one who was very excited to be here was a major gap in -- mayor gavin newsom, and i will turn it over to the mayor. [applause] >> the spirit of this announcement is the creation of literally hundreds of jobs over the next several years because of this kickoff of sorts on this project. this is a project, that is well over a decade in the making. you could say quite formally about nine years in the making since we acquired the site from the state, took an old dilapidated building that was identified as such after the 1989 earthquake when candidly this process and formally began, and we decided to mark a process to consider design and orienting this building, but we never have the money, and we never had a framework to actually get th
SFGTV2
Sep 4, 2010 8:30am PDT
of fact and commitment to the people of san francisco, that they will support things we could never have imagined supporting as long as we tell them the truth, as long as we are honest with people, as long as we are transparent, as long as we owned up, so i am extraordinarily proud to be year because i think we have formed a new partnership with the people of san francisco. we are not just building a new hospital, but i think we have built a new relationship with the taxpayers, and i think that will bode extraordinarily well the next time we go back and say, "here is what we need because we think it is in the best interest of all san franciscos." i want to congratulate all of you for your stewardship of this process, for our celebrity doctor who was in every single ad for being willing to get out front. to the incredible leadership -- and i mean this. this guy was supposed to retire years ago. he is not going to be allowed to, at least as far as i am around -- dr. mitch katz, who deserves so much credit for getting us here. i think the commission behind me for their stewardship, and to a
SFGTV2
Sep 8, 2010 2:00pm PDT
keenan. we know that center -- senator yee is a strong advocate for mental health in san francisco and throughout the state of california. we appreciate him sending a representative here to witness the proceedings. thank you very much. i want to welcome you all to the public hearing on the impact of the mental health budget cuts. over the past 10 years, the severe reductions in inpatient psychiatric bed capacity has led to a crisis in san francisco. these cuts are a great threat to public safety. they expose the city to increasing costs in crime and homelessness while failing to provide humane treatment and the hope of recovery to residents with mental illness. when services are cut, we end up paying higher costs in our hospitals, streets, and jails. tonight, we will hear from front-line positions -- physicians who have seen a reduction in bed and services and the increasing demand from clients. we shall also herar from an officer from the san francisco police department who will speak on the impact of an adequate psychiatric inpatient capacity and community mental health services,
SFGTV2
Sep 23, 2010 4:30pm PDT
and the college of san francisco and the this deals with the -- i would like to see this environmental report accepted. thank you. >> thank you. >> hello. i represent not only the nurses but also the patience. i worked at st. luke's hospital. just recently i had a patient named mrs. rodriguez and who told me thank you for -- because i spoke many times. if she does not speak much english and she had to go back and forth many times. as you look at the tapes, we have been here many times. you can clearly see that even today, i almost fainted. they were here standing by us fighting for not downsizing st. luke's him. we pressured them to say this experience. they have this committee to make it the more fair. we are fighting for the st. luke's because we are only getting the bad patients. they sent them to us because they were too loud, too stinky. i congratulate local 254 acetylene the issue working the night shift, i just wondered. , and the president of the asian american contractors association. and i believe that this has been thoroughly analyzed in the report. san francisco needs this project
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Sep 23, 2010 6:00pm PDT
of existence. president miguel: thank you. >> my name is linda carter. i've been a resident of san francisco for 24 years and a proud r.n. at ain't -- st. luke's for 40 of those. im coming to you today as a san francisco resident. i am really, really concerned about several issues. one of those is, well, the fact that this plan makes it top-heavy with most the medical services being north of market, nothing for the southeast of the city. in the case of a disaster, we'd be cut off, basically. and if we are a very small hospital, 80 beds, there's no way that we could handle whatever the other hospital can't handle in the case of a big earthquake. that bothers meempt the other thing is the lack of concern for the elderly patients who are now in our sniff and in our sub acute. and is, cute patients -- subacute patients have long-term illness, and dependent on ventilators and they can't be placed anywhere else. there are very few centers that take them in the bay area. one in kemp will have, one in -m distressed that they're not talking about replacing these. for the sniff beds they're closing th
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Sep 17, 2010 6:00am PDT
, unfortunately. as you know, the san francisco arts commission does display work from local artists. a couple of months ago, they put out a solicitation, competition, if you will, for photographs to be displayed at city hall. jay ach, a fantastic hobby photographer, submitted some of his own photographs. there were a total of 185 entries. 26 artists will be part of the exhibition which includes 3 works from jay. that takes place this week september 13 and will run through -- september 16 and will run through january 14 at the lower level of the hall. it is called a night light day area photographers take aim at the night. his some metals will be displayed, 1 is an aggregate on motor at pier 34. another is "dry dock number two." another 1 that i think many of you have seen, scientists that can take great pictures. that is amazing. i hoped you can all make it. another is the third annual a taste of south beach and mission bay street fair. that will be on september 25 at pier 40. it is at the embarcadero between the java house and at&t park. the goal is to bring attention to this community. they
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 9:30pm PDT
by the san francisco aquarium. there have been all kinds of fun and informative exhibits all month long. there has been filled and storytelling with respect to motion film festival. my favorite is made your fishermen, meet your local fishermen. next weekend, september 19, 20, is kids weekend. the last weekend, september 26, it will be a music festival. the salmonaid coalition brings together conservation, sport, and other organizations to alert the public to the importance of the salmon industry. we are very pleased to participate in that. the next item is the conclusion of the 2010 piero patri fellowship. i think we briefed you that that was getting under way. as you may recall, this is a fellowship in remembrance of piero patri. our dollar this year is -- -- recipient this year is -- and i sang that correctly? nod your head. anyway, she picked the cargo site. i am really excited to see what she came up with. she has a master's and landscape architecture from uc berkeley. her concept plan is building upon all the works that david and others have done to date with the community, trying
SFGTV
Sep 1, 2010 3:00pm PDT
with the waterfront land use plan. planning in the nebraska waterfront, as in every other part of san francisco, will never be finished for all time. we will always be finding new issues to address in revising past work. that means we cannot put everything on hold while we're planning. a strong plan with integrity is already in place, as it is with the port's waterfront land use plan. we should continue to move forward even while the planning efforts are undertaken, as they always will be. thank you for considering our perspective. sincerely, gabe metcalf." thank you. >> good evening, commissioners. i am a principal at an architecture firm here in san francisco. i work on the embarcadero and am intimately familiar with the challenges it presents. i'm pleased to be here on behalf of my firm and many individuals who have worked effortlessly to support the thoughtful development of their waterfront community. without equivocation, i'm in favor of the northeast embarcadero study and encourage your unanimous support. the study was the most recent effort commenced 15 months ago in february 2009 and w
SFGTV
Sep 8, 2010 12:00am PDT
here. presidio habitat is an exhibition at the presidio trust. it will be in san francisco through may 2011. we hope you will come out to experience this amazing exhibition and great natural treasure. >> to learn more about the other habitats installations in the presidio, visit >> chairperson mirkarimi: good afternoon. welcome to the first meeting of 2010. happy new year to lafco and the san francisco public utilities commission. i'm supervisor mirkarimi, commissioner and chair of lafco. i would like to recognize the president of the p.u.c. commission, president crowley. i would like to go ahead and get started with the meeting. madam clerk would you please call roll call for lafco and i believe president crowley will do so for the p.u.c. commissioners. >> commissioner campos. >> present. >> commissioner dufty. dufty absent. commissioner avalos. >> here. >> avalos here, commissioner schmeltzer. schmeltzer absent. chairperson mirkarimi. >> present. >> we do have a quorum. president crowley: michael. present. >> commissioner ellis. >> here. >> commissioner moran. here. >> commissioner c
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Sep 12, 2010 9:00am PDT
. it will be the entry to golden gate that san francisco deserves. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- supervisor avalos: good morning, welcome to the budget and finance committee. joined by my colleagues supervisor mirkarimi:, supervisor elsbernd. madam clerk, do we have any announcements? >> all persons attending this meeting are requested turn off all cell phones and pagers. if you wish to submit speaker cards, please place them in the container to your left. please submit extra copies of the bile. supervisor avalos: thank you, caller. please call our one item. >> . item number one, ordinance amending the san francisco administrative code, 106 through 106.28, to impose a wholesalers and certain other persons who distribute or sell francisco to: 1) recover a portion of san francisco's alcohol-attributable unreimbursed health costs, and; 2) fund administration costs. supervisor avalos: thank you, madam clerk. colleagues, this is our second hearing on this item. last week i embedded amendments that we discussed that i will summarize the day. basically we had changed based
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Sep 8, 2010 1:00pm PDT
. the different colors depict the different formations or deposits beneath san francisco. san francisco is a young environment. it is a relatively young environment. the basement rock beneath san francisco is known as the franciscan complex or formation. it is throughout the city, most notably twin peaks, edge hill, telegraph hill. every once in awhile, you hear about those who make the news with a rock fall or landslide. usually occur in the telegraph and twin peaks. . above the rock are the soil deposits. the most common is dune sand. it is nothing but rocks that has been worn down from the sierras and deposited along the beaches. the wind blew that dune sand over most of the city. it is this mustard color. on the avenues, it is very thick. it can be up to 400 feet thick. as you moved south across slope boulevard, that is the tolar foundation. it was named after the first to score every in -- after the first discovery in the cemetery. the man was out there and noticed this material was unique. he started mapping it. he traced it all the way up to slope. the dune sand generally has the consistenc
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Sep 18, 2010 1:00pm PDT
on third street. right now, stoney is a very unattractive entry into san francisco -- mosconi is a very unattractive entry into san francisco. the other would be the north-sow 3 configuration, which would require excavating under howard street, which would have done when we first built mosconi south. it would have only cost $3 million. connect north and south and make it one large exhibit space. that would provide the total exhibition space between 500,000 square feet and 600,000 square feet. that sounds big but that only puts us in competition with a city like san diego. you have hotels in las vegas that have 1 million square feet of exhibition space. even with both of these projects. -- even with both of these projects, we are still small. these things could not only help to continue the revitalization of neighborhoods -- and those of you who remember this neighborhood 30 years ago -- things have changed quite a bit. we believe this would bring increased vitality to the neighborhood, increased spending in the city that would help overall -- the overall economy. when we look at the pol
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Sep 7, 2010 4:00pm PDT
presence of the ohlone population in southeast san francisco, it is important that this project sparked a renewed interest in eight of american history and culture in our city as a whole. there will be a center that will bring about some recognition and some history of the ohlone people and other people in the area. president chiu: any additional conversations? this resolution is adopted. we have a couple of 3:30 special accommodations today. if i could first recognize supervisor alioto-pier-pierre -- alioto-pier. supervisor alioto-pier: thank you very much, president chiu. i would like to bring forward members of a school. you are all in the back. if you like to come up front. a lot going on. all the little people. >> thank you for allowing us to come today. >> hold on for two seconds. just want to make sure that everybody is here. come on in. colleagues, today i would like to take this opportunity to recognize a school, a new preschool that is thriving. in february of 2008, when a group of parents, frustrated with the lack of quality preschools in san francisco, open the school to pro
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Sep 14, 2010 5:00pm PDT
in san francisco. supervisor mirkarimi: think you supervisor mar -- thank you, supervisor mar. supervisor mar has said it quite thoroughly. he is a local hero with an international impact. his analysis really pushes back what i think is the trend of dumbing down political review and deception which seems to be the case with fox news and other mainstream news. i suggest everybody read his book. he is not just an analyst, he travels to locations where he speaks to experts in the returns to the locations a number of times. the upheavals that continue throughout the middle east, we collaborated on an op-ed about the suppression of dissent because people were certainly tortured by the notion of a presidential election gone awry. he has an inside line that frankly was not shared or weld told in the united states which is why the three of us got together to write this. he looks much younger than his years, and we know that for the talent and skill that he has shared with us, we don't have enough of him. i'm happy to join in this recognition. supervisor mar: we would love to hear from you. >> i w
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